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The Best Time to Buy a Car is NOT When You've Heard

new car We've all heard that buying a new car at the end of the year or on the last day of the month is the best time because salespeople are trying to make their quota. Now new research of actual sales suggests otherwise. But even that can't be relied upon. So when is the best time to buy?

Deleting Personal Data/Photos from Your Old Cellphone Doesn't Delete Them!

cellphone Many people sell or give away their old cellphones thinking that merely deleting their personal information will protect them. Not so, according to Avast, which bought 20 used phones and was able to undelete thousands of photos, emails, contacts, and more. The fix? They offer a free Android app that really will wipe your old cellphone clean.


10 Things Snack Food Makers Won't Tell You

chips As we munch away on snacks this Labor Day week, the makers of them have a few dirty little secrets they would rather you didn't know.

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Mouse Print* -- Some Online Stores Make Shoppers Buy Vitamins Blindly

mouse print Did you ever try to buy vitamins online? You might be surprised how some of the biggest Internet retailers make comparisons between their own brand and the name brand almost impossible. This is one case where you want them to include the fine print, but they don't. That story is this week in Mouse Print*.

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Spend $10 or $20 at Sears or Kmart, Get Back $10 or $20 in Points via Facebook

If you are a Shop Your Way cardholder at Sears or Kmart (their free loyalty program) and have a Facebook account, you can print coupons for $10 back in points when you spend $10, and $20 back in points when you spend $20. Good until the end of September.

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7 Products Deeply Discounted in September

Consumer Reports says you may be able to save a bundle on a number of items this month, including grills, mowers, and certain small electronics.

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